Katie Prejean McGrady was a U.S. delegate sent by the U.S.C.C.B. to the Vatican’s pre-synod gathering of young people. She is a Catholic speaker and the author of Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus (Ave Maria Press, $13.95). She lives in Lake Charles, La., with her husband and daughter.
Faith Last Take
Katie Prejean McGradyAugust 14, 2019
How do we keep them, or anyone really, Catholic? To keep them, we have to stop asking that question in the first place.
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie Prejean McGradyJanuary 22, 2019
The church is my home because my home was a domestic church.
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie Prejean McGradyDecember 18, 2018
Every encounter with Santa Claus is a chance to teach our kids about a deep love for Jesus.
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie Prejean McGradyOctober 24, 2018
A silent church is a dead church because life makes joyful noise.
Pope Francis prepares to take a photo with young people at a presynod gathering of youth delegates in Rome March 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Short Take
Katie Prejean McGradySeptember 04, 2018
A room full of bishops talking about themselves and what they need to do to govern effectively is not the right move at this time.
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie Prejean McGradyAugust 27, 2018
What do we do now? What happens next? We stay Catholic.
Storm clouds pass over a a Catholic church in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania attorney general released a grand jury report Aug. 14 on a months-long investigation into abuse claims spanning a 70-year period in six dioceses, which included Pittsburgh. (CNS photo/Jason Cohn, Reuters)
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie Prejean McGradyAugust 16, 2018
We need our shepherds to stand with us, their flock, and not merely flock together.
Faith Short Take
Katie Prejean McGradyMarch 29, 2018
Pope Francis and the bishops truly want to understand what is driving young people today—that could challenge all of us.